Carnitas-Style Braised Pork Tacos

  • total time Total Time: 120m
  • servings Servings: Serves 6-8
  • level Level: Medium
  • calories Calories: 190

2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2inch cubes
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 orange, halved
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
10 black peppercorns
2 Tbs kosher salt
1 bay leaf
handful of fresh or dried herbs such as oregano, thyme and cilantro
water to almost cover the meat
2 Tbs vegetable oil

Calories 190, Protein 26g, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 1540mg, Total Carbohydrates 3g, Sugars 1g

For the braised pork:

Add all the ingredients to a heavybottomed ovenproof pot and set over mediumhigh heat. Bring to a boil and skim away any impurities or fat that rises to the surface.

Turn down the heat to mediumlow and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the pork is cooked through and falls apart with a fork.

Place in a preheated 400*F oven to let crisp up for approximately 20 minutes.

When finished cooking, using 2 forks, shred the meat into smaller pieces.

Serve with tortillas, red cabbage, pickled red onions, avocado and siggi’s plain skyr.

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